Michigan governor

New Democratic governors show shift on US charter schools

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos was not on the ballot in the Michigan governor’s race, but her legacy loomed over the campaign in her home state, which has the country’s highest concentration of for-profit charter schools. Republican Bill Schuette, a DeVos ally and the state’s attorney general, ultimately lost to Gretchen Whitmer, a Democrat and former … Continue reading New Democratic governors show shift on US charter schools

LANSING, Mich. | Whitmer, Schuette win Michigan governor nominations

LANSING, Mich. — Former Democratic legislative leader Gretchen Whitmer and GOP state Attorney General Bill Schuette won the nominations to run for Michigan governor on Tuesday, advancing to a fall showdown to succeed term-limited Republican Rick Snyder. Whitmer, the first woman to lead a Michigan state Senate caucus, beat former Detroit health director Dr. Abdul … Continue reading LANSING, Mich. | Whitmer, Schuette win Michigan governor nominations

LANSING, Mich | Democratic stalwart, Trump ally in Michigan governor fights

LANSING, Mich — A former legislative leader with the establishment’s backing is hoping to fend off two political newcomers who have staked out positions to her left in the race to be the Democratic nominee for Michigan governor. On the Republican side in Tuesday’s state primary, Michigan’s conservative attorney general is touting his tax cut … Continue reading LANSING, Mich | Democratic stalwart, Trump ally in Michigan governor fights